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Call Out for Storytellers and Visual Artists:
Everyday Stories by Everyday Australians

Leo Tolstoy once said that "All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town."

Lane Cove Council is seeking culturally diverse stories about moving to the area or living in Lane Cove. Lane Cove Council would like to compile five stories and record them to create an audio guide. This audio guide will be launched at Lane Cove's Autumn Harmony Festival in 2020 as part of an audio guide trail to celebrate Lane Cove's diverse community. Successful applicants will be asked to record their stories at Lane Cove Council Civic Centre which will then be uploaded on the izi.Travel app. Each story will be accompanied by an artwork to create a visual component to the audio guide.


So, do you have a heartfelt story to tell about relocating to Lane Cove? Maybe you have a funny anecdote you'd like to share from a moment when you first moved to Lane Cove? If you are from a linguistically or culturally diverse background Lane Cove Council would love to hear your story and share it with the community.

All eligible applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability, will be considered. Applicants are able to submit two stories maximum. Stories will be recorded, uploaded and available for the public to access to via the app. 

Obtain a copy of the full brief here.​ ​

Applications close on Friday 13 December 2019.​

Visual Artists

Artists will be able to read the successful submissions and choose a story they would like to create the artwork for. The successful artist will be provided with three stackable corflute cubes that are 580mm x 580mm to complete the artwork on Artworks will be digitally printed on the stackable corflute cubes.

Applications will open in January 2020.

For any further enquiries, please contact Council's Cultural Team at ​​

Arts and Culture in Lane Cove

​Lane Cove Council prides itself on nurturing a community rich in culture with a unique identity. Each year Council develops events, works with community organisations and supports initiatives that strengthen the culture and creative expression within Lane Cove.

A number of the actions identified in Council's annual Operational Plan reflect the strategic Cultural Plan developed in partnership with the community in 1994. Council has recently adopted a revised plan following its successful work in embedding arts, culture and cultural diversity into Lane Cove's practices for more than 10 years. To keep up to date on the latest activities, sign up to Arts & Cultural e-news.

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